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Bench test and evaluate traction energy storage systems for electric and hybrid electric vehicles "Phase III"

Objective



Objectives

To give the best opportunity for the successful development of electric and hybrid/electric vehicles, it is essential to concentrate on the energy storage and to achieve competitive levels of energy density, power density, lifetime/reliability and, most of all, of cost. This project is designed to give the system supply industry in Europe the highest level of encouragement and direction to maximise their potential for reaching the targets.

Technical Approach

The project involves the European car manufacturing companies and suppliers of battery/storage systems working together to specify, test and evaluate prototype and near production samples - concentrating on systems that show the best promise based on the knowledge and experience of partners from previous similar projects and other activity.

The project work planning is based on a three stage programme of: Test Procedures and system specifications, with Test Institute selection against tasks.
Testing - parameter, lifetime and safety - using common documentation & processes.
Evaluate technical and commercial performance - reporting and system comparisons.

To cover the less well developed system types, the work contains a "Feasibility" activity to examine and carry out limited testing on smaller samples and produce paperwork studies.

Expected Achievements and Exploitation

The data to be provided by this project will be of prime quality and of considerable benefit to exploitation policy making and investment planning in car manufacturers and system suppliers alike. This is because the project reflects the interests and direction of most of the European car manufacturers and achieves true comparative evaluation between competitive systems from the best European suppliers. The suppliers in turn have the opportunity to experience the needs and intentions of the car manufacturers at first hand in one point of contact.
Specific achievements will be:
Common test procedures for performance and safety that are agreed between all the car manufacturers involved. Similar common procedures for commercial evaluation.
Detailed knowledge of the technical and commercial capabilities of all of the main potential systems - advanced lead acid - nickel cadmium - nickel metal hydride - lithium carbon - zinc bromine - high temperature sodium.
Good understanding of longer term possible systems, including non-battery systems.
Complete information on all relevant technology developments world-wide. All information located on a common database.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Rover Group Ltd.
Address
Fletchamstead Highway Canley
CV4 7AL Coventry
United Kingdom

Participants (12)

ADAM OPEL AG
Germany
Address
Bahnhofsplatz 1
65423 Ruesselsheim
CATELLA GENERICS AB
Sweden
Address
22,Veddestavsgen 7
175 62 Jaerfaella
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Daimler-Benz AG
Germany
Address
225,Epplestrasse
70546 Stuttgart
Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA)
Italy
Address
Via Anguillarese 301
00060 Santa Maria Di Galeria Roma
GIE PSA Peugeot Citroën
France
Address
Route De Gizy
78140 Vélizy-villacoublay
Gesellschaft für Praktische Energiekunde e.V.
Germany
Address
71,Am Blütenanger
80995 München
Institut für Solare Energieversorgungstechnik e.V.
Germany
Address
59,Königstor
34119 Kassel
REGIENOV - RENAULT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION
France
Address
9,Avenue Du Golf 1
78288 Guyancourt
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
Address
2,Berliner Ring
38436 Wolfsburg
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY (CORPORATION)
Sweden
Address
9,Dept.6000, Pvh31
405 08 Goeteborg
Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung,Baden-Württemberg
Germany
Address
8,Helmholtzstrasse
89081 Ulm